Google Rebuffs European Union on Antitrust Charges --2nd Update

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Sam Schechner and Natalia Drozdiak in Brussels and Alistair Barr in San Francisco Google Inc. on Thursday rebuffed a European Union demand that it change how its search engine functions, signaling a drawn-out legal battle in the continent's most ...

Bankers, Officials Urge Fed Not to Waver on Interest-Rate Rise

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Jon Hilsenrath JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.--After months of forewarning by Federal Reserve officials that they are preparing to raise short-term interest rates, some international officials attending the Fed's annual retreat here this week have a message: Get on with it ...

Asian Markets Ride Tide of Strong U.S. Growth

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

Asian markets rose Friday as renewed optimism about the U.S. economy and China's recent stock gains offset worries about global growth. The Shanghai Composite Index opened up 1.4%, adding to its 5.3% jump Thursday, its biggest percentage gain in more ...

Thailand's Industrial Production Contracts Further in July

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Nopparat Chaichalearmmongkol BANGKOK--Thailand's industrial production declined in July, albeit at a slower pace, as manufacturing remained weak, the industry ministry said Friday. Thailand's manufacturing production index slipped 5.3% in July from a year ago, slowing from a revised 7.7% ...

China Extends Two-Day Gains, but Weekly Losses Mount

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Chao Deng China's shares surged Friday amid suspected government buying, but the week's volatile trading still puts the index down nearly 8% in that time. In one wild week, China became the epicenter of a global selloff, with a ...

China's Moves Won't Help U.S. Tech Firms

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Don Clark China's moves to spur its slowing economy and restore investor confidence are having an important but less obvious effect on the tech sector: Strengthening Chinese companies that were already making life difficult for U.S. rivals, many of ...

India's Economic Growth Likely Slowed Last Quarter, Economists Say

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Anant Vijay Kala NEW DELHI--India's economic growth likely slowed last quarter, weighed by weak farm production and sluggish manufacturing growth, a survey of economists shows. Gross domestic product in the three months ended June 30 likely rose 7.4% from ...

Mitsubishi Corp. to Take Strategic Stake in Olam International

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

SINGAPORE?Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. will take a strategic stake in Singapore-listed commodities trader Olam International Ltd. for 1.53 billion Singapore dollars (US$1.1 billion), the latest move by growth-hungry Japanese firms looking for opportunities beyond their home market. Olam and Mitsubishi ...

United Continental, Activision to Join S&P 500

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

United Continental Holdings Inc. will join the S&P; 500 index, becoming the fourth airline in the benchmark index. Inclusion in the S&P; 500 is typically a boon for a stock as index-tracking funds buy shares. In after-hours trading, United was ...

Japan Inflation Flat in July

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

TOKYO?Japan's primary inflation gauge was flat in July, beating expectations for a drop below zero, in slightly encouraging news for the Bank of Japan as it struggles to beat deflation and bring about steady price growth. The core consumer-price index ...

Swiss Economy Beats Expectations -- Update

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Neil MacLucas ZURICH--Switzerland's economy grew in the second quarter, defying expectations that it would slip into its first recession in six years, as solid consumer and government spending offset the impact of the strong franc on foreign demand for ...

Emerging-Market Currencies Stable; Yet to Recoup Recent Losses

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Kosaku Narioka Emerging-market currencies were stable against the euro and the yen on Friday as bargain-hunting subsided, but the currencies have yet to recoup losses from the recent selloffs. Over the past couple of weeks, fears over China's slowdown ...

Canadian Banks Beat Profit Forecasts

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

Canada's biggest banks posted higher profits in the fiscal third quarter, surpassing expectations and sidestepping the effects of a stumbling Canadian economy. Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada, National Bank of Canada and Bank of ...

Cleveland Fed's Mester Says Economy Can Support Rate Rise

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. -- Recent market turmoil has gotten the attention of Loretta Mester, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, but it hasn't altered her view that the U.S. economy is ready for a modest increase in interest ...

China Extends Two-Day Gains, but Weekly Losses Mount

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

By Chao Deng China's shares are headed for two-straight days of gains amid suspected government buying, but the week's volatile trading puts the index down more than 10% in that time. In one wild week, China became the epicenter of ...

China Shanghai Rubber Futures Closing Prices, Volume

TODAY: Aug. 28, 2015 PUB DATE: Aug. 28, 2015

Friday, August 28 2015 Natural Rubber Turnover: 668,090 lots Open High Low Settle Prev. Change Vol Open Settle Interest Sep-15 10,240 10,570 10,155 10,340 10,075 265 6,924 19,102 Oct-15 10,345 10,680 10,270 10,445 10,205 240 186 790 Nov-15 10,350 10,760 ...